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  • Steubenville Scandal in Photos

    Steubenville, Ohio, has been rocked by the rape case involving two football players, Trent Mays, left, and Ma'lik Richmond. On Sunday both were found delinquent of sexual assault and sentenced to at least 1 year in juvenile jail after a night of partying and sharing photos and videos of the alleged assault. WATCH THE FULL STORY ON "20/20" FRIDAY AT 10 ET
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  • Steubenville Scandal in Photos

    This image shows two boys holding a girl, who appears unconscious, by her arms and legs. Ma'lik Richmond said in an exclusive interview with ABC's "20/20" that the photo was a joke, telling Elizabeth Vargas, "She was just like laughing, we were all talking, just clowning around." The girl's attorney calls this characterization "bizarre." "It's common sense as to what's going on," he said.
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    Adding fuel to the fire was a video posted to YouTube of Michael Nodianos, a former Steubenville student. In the rambling 12-minute rant, Nodianos, who wasn't present during the alleged rapes, joked about the incident, repeatedly referring to the victim as "dead." The video was released by an offshoot of the hacker group Anonymous, catapulting the story to the national stage.
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    The uproar surrounding the case rocked Steubenville. Protestors and women's advocacy groups questioned whether there was a conspiracy to cover up a "rape culture" on the football team and why people who knew about the alleged rape weren't also charged. Under Ohio law, witnesses are required to report crimes they've seen.
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    Trent Mays was a rising star on the Big Red Team. "That's been one of his dreams since he was a kid, was to play quarterback for Steubenville. And, you know, he was right on the cusp of that," dad Brian Mays told ABC News. "He would sit in the stands with my wife watching the game and he would ask her, "How much longer until I can go out there? How many more years until I can go out there?"
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    Ma'lik Richmond spent his childhood living in a rough neighborhood, telling Vargas he would often hear gunshots. When he was 8, Greg and Jennifer Agresta took him into their home and became his legal guardians for two years. "I said to myself at the time, 'I see this is a special kid,'" Greg Agresta told "20/20." "'I'm going to do what I can to help him out.' And that was the beginning of it."
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    The Agrestas said news of the incident came as a shock. "[My friend] heard that a girl had been raped at a party," Jennifer Agresta said. "I immediately got sick to my stomach ... she tells me the names, and I'm like, 'That can't be. That's just not Ma'lik's personality.' That doesn't even sound like something that Ma'lik would do.'"
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    The Mays family told "20/20" the situation has been difficult. "This experience for us has been like waking up in a nightmare," Linda Mays, Trent Mays' mother, told ABC News in an exclusive interview about her son's arrest and pending trial. The trial starts March 13, and if found guilty, both boys face juvenile detention until they are 21.
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